Shrutarv Awasthi
PhD Student
Technical University Dortmund

Nils Gramse
Research Associate
Technical University Dortmund

Christopher Reining
Technical University Dortmund

Moritz Roidl
Technical University Dortmund

UAVs for industries and supply chain management

Logistics and Intralogistics Systems

Layouts of warehouses for manual order picking consist mostly of multiple tall racks with narrow aisles in between. Order picking can also be (half-)automatised, but the layout looks entirely different. Micro aerial vehicles can traverse in a cluttered indoor environment and thus can optimise the supply chain. In this work, we deploy a swarm of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) alongside humans to automate the task of picking up multiple packages from various locations and delivering them to the specified destination. The swarm algorithms and obstacle avoidance implemented in Unity ensure collision-free trajectories. In addition, a UAV recharging station is built to enable 24\7 operation.

Host city and venue - Belgrade

Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia and a city of very tumultuous history. Belgrade was the capital of Yugoslavia from 1918 to 1991. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe and since ancient times it has been an important traffic focal point, an intersection of the roads of Eastern and Western Europe. Read more...

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